LORAINE M. KOCH

Loraine Koch, of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 95 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Chruch of Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.

VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Borgholm Cemetery of Bock.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Loraine Mildred Koch was born in Milaca, Minnesota on October 27, 1916 to Thekla (Ortengren) and Joseph Smith.  A few years later the family moved to Bock, Minnesota, and then to South Fork township, where she attended school. She was baptized and confirmed on October 12, 1930 by Pastor H.E. Seiving at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie, Minnesota.  She remained a member of St. Paul until the time of her death.

After her school days she worked in St. Paul, Minnesota until November 1939.  On December 21, 1940 she was united in marriage to Carl Koch at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor H.E. Seiving.  They had two children; Richard and Karleen.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Ladies Aid for 55 years; she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, was a helper with the children’s choir, and was a member of the senior choir.  She was a member of the Ogilvie VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a member of Ogilvie Fire Flies, and worked on the Commission of Aging for Ogilvie and Mora until she had to resign in 1985 because of her husband’s illness.

After her husband passed away, she moved to Pine Crest apartment in Mora.  She volunteered for some years at the Mora Senior Dining Sight.  She had many dear friends at Pine Crest; loved playing cards and joined in all the activities there.  She remained at Pine Crest until 2009 when she moved to the Villages of Mora and later to St. Clare Living Community.

Loraine was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; daughter, Karleen Ringey; mother, Thekla Herren; stepfather, John Herren; three brothers: Leonard, Kenneth and Arthur Smith; three stepsisters: Ione Krinke, Blanche Gadola, Edna Schmidkunz; two stepbrothers, Al and Vern Herren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Koch.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Katherine Koch of Mora; son-in-law Kenneth Ringey of Blaine; grandchildren: Wade Koch, Angela Bartels, Chad Koch, Kevin Ringey, Karla Rud; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; cousin, Richard Ortengren of Florida; several nieces, nephews; other friends and relatives.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.  Music was provided by Deb Menze.  Casket Bearers were Wade Koch, Angela Bartels, Chad Koch, Kevin Ringey, and Karla Rud. Interment was in the Borgholm Cemetery in Bock, Minnesota.

9 guestbook entries for LORAINE M. KOCH

  1. Tina Owens April 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I will miss Lorriane so much at the Villa. She had a great sense of humor,help us so much in the activity department and was a great personal friend of my. No job was ever to big for her and she always wanted to do more. She was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed. Love you Lorriane, Tina

  2. Laurie Henschel Krulc April 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I knew Lorraine all my life. She was my next door neighbor for a number of years and was a good friend. She always looked on the bright side and was very funny. I remember when she recruited my husband to dispatch a woodchuck in her yard. Quite a comical experience! She was so good to me and my friends when we were young. You are loved, Lorraine and you will be missed.

  3. Rhonda Olson April 17, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Tom and I got to visit with Lorraine on Easter morning. We will miss her sense of humor and the way she would tell it like it was. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rich and Kathy.

  4. susan osterdyk April 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    I have known Lorraine for a few years now. I will miss our visits and talks. I will miss her humor such as all the cute costumes she would put together for parties at her apartment. I will miss her caring for her family and how she always spoke of them with love. I always marveled at how she would cook for social gatherings and family. She she was a great cook.I love her and will miss her dearly, I am so glad I was able to see her recently and tell her this.

  5. Pastor David & Linda Laue April 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    We are saddened to learn of Lorraine’s death. We enjoyed her sense of humor so very much as well as her willingness to ask questions. Still we grieve as those who have great hope and the certainty of eternal life through Jesus Christ. We know we will see Lorraine again in the resurrection of all flesh. May God bless her family and friends who grieve her death as well as her memory among us all.

  6. G.Ford April 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God’s Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

  7. Lila Skramstad April 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Lorraine was such fun at Pinecrest. a great lady.
    Rest Now My friend

  8. Amber Splittstoesser April 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Grandma Koch was such a wonderful lady. My children And I love her so much. She was truly one in a million and I feel so very luck to have had her for a grandmother. I will miss her, but she will always be in my heart. I hope she knows just how special she was to all of her grandchildren.

  9. Robyn Koch April 23, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    A truly Great Grandma-
    I will always remember how amazing my grandma was. She had a heart of gold, and was always honest. She could find the bright side of anything, and surely had the best sense of humor. We did so many things together and I will cherish all the memories I have with her. I am fortunate to have had her in my life for so long and I will share stories of her in the years to come. I am happy to know that she is at peace but sad to live the rest of my life without her here. I will remember her always. I hope to one day be as great of a lady as my grandmother was, a large task I know.

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